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Reviews about Fossar de les Moreres

Eric Brink

4/5
Reviewed on 23 Nov 2011

The Fossar de les Moreres is a memorial plaza adjacent to the basilica of Santa María del Mar. The plaza was built over a cemetery where defenders of the city were buried following the Siege of Barcelona at the end of the War of the Spanish Succession in 1714. On September 11th of that year the Bourbon King ruling from Madrid massacred many Catalan Patriots. An eternal flame burns on top of this Monument and 9/11 is still a sobering anniversary on this National Day of Catalonia. During the rest of the year, this silent corner of El Born sits quietly and waits for someone like me to stop and take notice. It's not biggest or brightest thing to see in Barcelona, but it certainly one of the more simple and emblematic places that Gayle and I witnessed.

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